Take a moment and imagine your daily life without roads. Everything needed to survive and thrive — food, shelter, employment, medical care, education — would suddenly be difficult or impossible to access. That’s a daily reality for many people in emerging economies, where road networks are undeveloped or unreliable due to poor maintenance.
“In emerging economies, roads can provide access to communities that were not previously connected to services or opportunities,” said Henri Blas, the chief content officer of the Global Infrastructure Hub. Founded in 2014, the GI Hub is a nonprofit dedicated to facilitating sustainable and equitable infrastructure around the world, working to enhance investment and resilience.